What happens when sugar is added to a fuel tank?

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Offline daniescholtz

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What happens when sugar is added to a fuel tank?
« on: 15/07/2010 13:05:15 »
i've heard a rumor that if you somehow get sugar(i assume 5kg or so) in a vehicles fuel tank, the vehicle won't start [>:(]. But it one leave the vehicle for about 3 days, it will start again [:D]. Has anybody ever heard this or has this ever happened to anyone?
What effect will it have scientifically? after all, sugar is C12H22O11...
« Last Edit: 15/07/2010 22:33:56 by chris »

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Re: What happens when sugar is added to a fuel tank?
« Reply #1 on: 15/07/2010 15:02:03 »
http://www.snopes.com/autos/grace/sugar.asp

eventually it may clog the filter or fuel flow

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What happens when sugar is added to a fuel tank?
« Reply #2 on: 26/07/2010 23:24:37 »
I would guess you would kill your car.

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What happens when sugar is added to a fuel tank?
« Reply #3 on: 27/07/2010 01:50:10 »
I would guess you would kill your car.

Er, no it won't. You might want to take a squint at the Snopes link that Tommy posted.
There ain'ta no sanity clause, and there ain'ta no centrifugal force Šther.

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What happens when sugar is added to a fuel tank?
« Reply #4 on: 08/08/2010 17:27:50 »
Well i have never seen anyone putting sugar in their car... ever. well not in the fuel tank anyway!